Billy Footwear specialise in adaptive shoes that are both functional and inclusive, making them great options for kids & adults with special needs. Their range of shoes for special needs children feature fliptop technology, which makes them quick and easy to take off making them ideal for kids with special needs or mobility problems.
With both fashion with function, Billy Footwear incorporates zippers that go along the side of the shoes and around the toe, allowing the upper of each shoe to open and fold over completely, where the wearer can place his or her foot onto the shoe foot bed unobstructed.
Not only this, Billy footwear specialist shoes are available in high-top, low-top, boots and many more styles, making these special needs shoes ultra-stylish.
What’s the Story behind the adaptive shoes brand?
Billy Footwear shoes are the work of Billy Price, who at 18-years-old fell from a three-story window and broke multiple vertebrae and damaged his spinal cord resulting in permanent paralysis. As a result, Billy, who once led an active, sporting lifestyle was diagnosed with quadriplegia.
Following his rehabilitation, a degree in mechanical engineering and becoming independent, Billy met with longtime friend Darin Donaldson. Billy understood the difficulties of facing mobility challenges and how basic tasks, like putting on your shoes, could be difficult. His mind for problem-solving and Darin’s spark for business innovation led to them creating Billy Footwear.
Why Billy Footwear special needs shoes?
Billy Footwear specialises in adaptive shoes that are designed to be both fashionable, functional and inclusive, making them a great footwear option for children with special needs. Billy Footwear features ‘fliptop technology’, which makes them quick and easy to put on and take off. This means that they are ideal for children with special needs or mobility problems. There are zippers that go along the side of the shoes and around the toes which allow the shoe to open and fold over completely, so that your child can place his or her foot on to the shoe foot bed unobstructed. This is particularly useful if your child wears a splint or has a shoe insert.
The range of Billy Footwear is fantastic and there is something for everybody and all occasions. From smart, practical shoes suitable for school to fun and funky trainers for the weekend. The shoes are available in various colours in high-top, low-top, boots, trainers and Ugg style shoes. Billy Footwear comes in UK size 13 to 5.